The Task Force is committed to supporting data-informed change through methodologically sound and trauma-informed practices within the anti-trafficking movement.
HOUSING ACCESS SURVEY
One of the most critical identified needs of human trafficking victims and survivors in Louisiana is housing and shelter. The Greater New Orleans Human Trafficking Task Force (GNOHTTF), in collaboration with the Louisiana Children’s Anti-Trafficking Initiative (LCAT) aims to create an in-depth victim/survivor shelter directory to aid in the process of identifying services for people who have experienced trafficking. These results will help partners throughout the state triage potential clients to the correct facility based on their needs. The goals of this survey are to:
Conduct a community resource inventory to determine which organizations are providing which services in our community;
Create an in-depth housing directory that will provide case managers and survivors a detailed explanation of services provided, requirements, and demographics served;
Identify gaps in the housing/shelter sector in our region by collecting data, and determine pathways to fill those service gaps.
Check out our “Louisiana Human Trafficking Survivor Housing Resource Guide” in the Tools & Materials section, and consider contributing to our Housing Report through one of the opportunities listed below!
As you may know, we are currently putting together the Louisiana Human Trafficking Survivor Housing Report. We want to be sure that this report centers the data around survivor experiences- including challenges, successes, and barriers. This is where you come in! We are welcoming any survivors who have attempted to access housing support in Louisiana who would be willing to participate in the "Housing Survivor Survey" (linked here). This survey is completely confidential and you may remain anonymous if you wish. It should take 5-8 minutes to complete.
As you may know we are currently putting together the Louisiana Human Trafficking Survivor Housing Report. We want to be sure that this report centers the data around survivor experiences- including challenges, success, and barriers. This is where you come in! We are hoping for 'housing advocates'- anyone who is helping survivors (of all demographics) navigate the housing landscape or access housing in Louisiana- to share what your clients may be experiencing while seeking housing. If you are willing to participate we ask that you complete the "Housing Advocate Survey" linked here. This survey is completely confidential and you may remain anonymous if you wish. It should only take about 5-8 minutes to complete.
TOOLS & MATERIALS
“All Work, No Pay” Outreach Pamphlet
This “All Work, No Pay” outreach pamphlet includes a simple explanation of human trafficking, and provides resources for people in the Greater New Orleans community who are seeking services or assistance. This campaign affirms the Task Force’s commitment to inclusive, trauma-informed awareness materials that employ images expressing a diverse range of identities, ages, and work environments. This pamphlet is available in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Spanish, Thai, and Vietnamese. To access the file in each language, click the language listed above.
These materials were created in partnership between several GNOHTTF sub-committees, and were reviewed by the GNOHTTF Survivor Advisory Board .
“Hidden In Plain Sight” Awareness Poster
This “Hidden in Plain Sight” Awareness Poster is part of the “All Work, No Pay?” Awareness Campaign. This campaign affirms the Task Force’s commitment to inclusive, trauma-informed awareness materials that employ images expressing a diverse range of identities, ages, and work environments. This poster is for the general public’s awareness of human trafficking. These materials are available in 7 different languages including: English, Spanish, French, Vietnamese, Chinese, Thai, and Arabic. If you would like to request these materials with specific language paired with a specific demographic depicted (age, gender, workplace, race, etc) please visit the Contact Us page to submit a request. This campaign is committed to representing a wide variety of vulnerable populations in a trauma-informed way that avoids sensationalism.
This was created in partnership with GNOHTTF sub-committees, and reviewed by the Survivor Advisory Board.
Louisiana Human Trafficking Survivor Housing Resource Guide
This Housing Resource Guide includes in-depth information on 18 housing providers across Louisiana who have committed to serving victims/survivors of trafficking. Additionally, this guide includes a safety planning section and additional resources. This guide can be used by advocates or survivors, with tips and support for the different perspectives of individuals using the guide. Published November 2018.
Victim Rights Statement
This Victim Rights Statement was created to provide an example list of expectations that victims/survivors can expect from providers. This also provides an outline of victims’ rights as a victim of a crime. This statement was reviewed by the GNOHTTF Survivor Advisory Board.
Safety Planning and Harm Reduction Protocol
The Safety Planning and Harm Reduction Protocol was created by the Task Force to serve victims and survivors of trafficking to assist service providers in the process of safety planning for clients in a victim-centered, trauma-informed manner.
Victim Referral Guide: Adult Labor Trafficking Victims
The Victim Referral Guide: Adult Labor Trafficking Victims was created by the GNOHTTF's Labor Trafficking Committee. This resource explains what to do if you encounter a suspected or confirmed victim of labor trafficking who is over the age of 18. Updated June 2018.
Victim Referral Guide: Minor Trafficking Victims
The Victim Referral Guide: Minor Trafficking Victims was created by the GNOHTTF's Labor Trafficking Committee. This resource explains what to do if you encounter a suspected or confirmed victim of trafficking who is under the age of 18. Updated June 2018.
Survivor Services Resource Guide
The Human Trafficking Survivor Services Resources Guide was produced by the Greater New Orleans Human Trafficking Task Force and the New Orleans Children's Advocacy Center. This list includes survivor services and organizations for for both labor and sex trafficking of adults and children within the Greater New Orleans community. This is the second version of the guide, and was updated in May 2018.
Human Trafficking & Disabilities Fact Sheet
The Human Trafficking and Disabilities Fact Sheet is a brief overview of the vulnerability of individuals with disabilities.
2017 Annual Report
The 2017 Annual Report for the GNOHTTF provides an overview of the activities of the Task Force throughout 2017. This includes data related to the Task Force's investigations into trafficking, prosecutions, and service provision to victims.
Child Sex Trafficking Identification Tool
This Child Sex Trafficking Identification Tool was published by the Louisiana Department of Children & Family Services. It was created by a team of anti-trafficking experts in the Greater New Orleans region including representatives from the Task Force the New Orleans Children's Advocacy Center.